karapatan-monitor is an attempt to help human rights workers document cases of human rights violations by developing easy to use tools.
karapatan-monitor records incidents of human rights violations. Victims are then recorded for every incident. Classification of violations are based on a lexicon defined by the organization. Every victims are then classified based on the violations to them. Perpetrators are assigned to the whole incident. Specific victim updates (cases on court, file attachments) can also be recorded.
karapatan-monitor can record individual or community victims. It also support multiple violations to victims.
Karapatan-monitor is maintained by Computer Professionals' Union (www.cp-union.org). An organization in the Philippine that advocates free software and supports grassroots organizations. All concerns can be directed to the project helpdesk at karapatan-monitor at cp-union.org.
For contact email karapatan-monitor (at) cp-union (dot) org or rick (dot) bahague (at) cp-union (dot) org
See demo at opensource.collectivetech.org.
"The toolkit is also our small tribute to many human rights violation victims of the current regime as reported by Prof. Philip Alston recently." -- CPU
Press coverage during the announcement of this toolkit:
Open source to help defend human rights
"Filipinos offer open source human rights monitoring software"
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